The Board of Education held its regular board meeting on Wednesday night. During the meeting the board heard a financial update from Mr. Marnholtz. The District has received the HELP loan and has $1,426,977.01 in reserve. This will allow for the District to pay for the building improvement project. Mr. Marnholtz also shared with the board an update on the State Board of Education and the lawsuits that have been filed based on the board actions in November and December. Mr. Murphy shared his report with the board, including the enrollment of 179 students. This is down a couple since the end of the first semester.
The board heard during old business, a report about the building project and progress. The coring company was able to get in on January 15th and do the three core samples that were needed. They found that our bedrock is 10 feet below the surface and there were no problems discovered. This should allow for the completion of the drawings by the architect. There is still no firm timeline yet on the drawings and the project scope to be able to place it out for bid.
During the new business, the board received information about the board candidates. Two candidates filed for the two open seats. Dan Malott and Tim Miller have refiled as candidates for the board. With only two candidates filing the district will not need to hold an election.
The Board approved the proposal for summer school for June of 2018. The session will be June 4th - 29th. The hours will be 8:00-2:30 with lunch and breakfast service being provided. The district will run one bus route for those students interested in the enrichment and remedial programs.
Mr. Murphy presented the Professional Development Evaluation to the Board. The staff will focus the nearly $8,000 PD budget on research and development of co-teaching skills, Standards Based Grading, SW-PBS, as well as continuing with the PLC work. These funds can be increased if needed so that the teachers can travel to other districts to observe mixed grade classrooms in Clinton and other communities.
The board approved the JH Football cooperative with Leeton and Shawnee Mound. The program had a good turn out last year and will be continued.
The meeting went into Executive Session to discuss personnel upon completion of the regular business.